US Mainland National Park Road Trip

Arianna Perfetto, Feature

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The United States National Parks are one of our most prized possessions. To visit even a minority of them is seeing some of the most beautiful views in the country. A mainland road trip of some of the most beautiful parks could be a road trip of a lifetime. Starting at Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio for a few hours, you can explore the beautiful forest and hike to the falls. Next, you can make your way to The Smokey Mountains National Park. Here, there are many activities to do like, hiking, biking, horseback ridings and more. A good amount of time to spend there is about three days and two nights before heading to the Everglades in Florida. In the Everglades which is in southern Florida there are many beautiful views to see and nature to explore including (safely) finding some of Floridas wild animals. After a night there you can make your way to Guadalupe Mountains in Texas. There you can explore the beautiful mountains and camp and hike the park. After about two days and one night there you can make your way to The Grand Canyon in Arizona. Here about three days and two nights is a good amount of time to hike, horseback ride, learn about the culture and maybe even hike to the bottom of the canyon! Next, you can make your way to Bryce Canyon for a few hours before heading to Zion National Park in Utah. There you can spend about three days there hiking and exploring the park. Next, you can make your away across the state boarder to The Rocky Mountains National Park. Here, you can explore the nature and view the wildlife from a distance. You can hike up the mountains and search for some of the parks hidden features. Next, going back to Utah you can explore Arches National Park for about two days where you can hike and view the red rocks. For the next stop, you enter California for Yosemite National Park. Here four days and three nights should be enough to explore this beautiful piece of nature including capturing the amazing wildlife and the clear water through the park. After this you will make your way up to Carter Lake in Oregon where you can explore for about two days and one night before heading to Glacier National Park. In Glacier you can bike around the park and go fishing in its beautiful water. Next, you can make your way to Yellowstone where you can spend about four days and three nights there where you can hike, backpack, go boating, view wildlife, ski, and so much more. After spending time in this alien like environment you can make your way up to Badlands National Park where you can hike and explore the amazing fossils this park holds. After badlands you can make your way back home or add some of your own destinations to finish up the amazing United States Road trip.